Cycle 2

Cultural invitation

Book Launch with Lydia Lukidis!

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Lydia Lukidis

Teaching personnel (homeroom teacher)

All types of classroom, AMSFA’s Targeted Schools, English sector

Période d'inscription : from March 13th to March 28th, 2023 at 1:00 pm

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Intentions for Cultural Invitations

  • To allow children and students from an elementary school in a disadvantaged Montréal area, access to artistic and cultural venues, as well as to meaningful and varied experiences
  • To increase their participation, as well as that of their families, in the cultural and social life of Montréal

Requirements for Participation

  • Authorization from school administrator
  • Minimum number of classrooms per school: 3
    Each participant must complete a registration form.
    Make sure each of your colleagues has completed theirs.
    Incomplete registration compromises your participation.

If you do not meet the criteria for the minimum number required to participate in this offer, please contact the resource person.

General Selection Criteria

In view of the popularity of certain project proposals and the number of spaces, selection criteria have been retained:

  • A proportional representation of the targeted schools of the two English-language school boards in Montréal as a priority, and of the three French-language school service centers depending on the spaces available
  • A representation of the cycles
  • The participation of the individual in other offers of artistic and cultural mediation (current school year)
  • The participation of the school in other offers of artistic and cultural mediation (current school year).


Montreal's very own Lydia Lukidis is launching her new book: DEEP, DEEP, DOWN: The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Mariana Trench and you can invite her into your classroom to discover it!

Deep, deep down, at the very bottom of the ocean, lies a secret world. Through lyrical narration, this spare-text STEM picture book takes readers on a journey to a place very few humans have ever been--the Mariana Trench. The imagined voyage debunks scary myths about this mysterious place with surprising and beautiful truths about life at Earth's deepest point. DEEP, DEEP, DOWN: The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Mariana Trench shows a vibrant world far below, and teaches readers how interconnected our lives are to every place on the planet.
Book trailer

Lydia's 1 hour classroom session will begin with a read-aloud of this fantastic new book! Students can then ask questions about her story or her life as an author. Teachers will be able to choose between two writing workshops: Crafting Nonfiction or Perfecting Poetry in which Lydia will lead students in the beginning stages of their own writing piece.


Date: week of May 15 and May 22

Time: 1 hour sessions- 3 sessions per school

Location: in-school

Participation mode: in person or virtual (depending on number of classes per school)

Total number of classes or groups: 12
This offer is available in English.

Costs covered by the organizations

A Montréal School for All covers the following costs:

  • Materials
  • Access to activities

Costs covered by the school: none

A Montréal School For All

Contact person
Nancy Saltarelli :

Partner: Lydia Lukidis

All partners are committed to respecting the current health measures defined by Public Health and the CNESST in their various activities.

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